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ENERGY Big Oil execs say they’re not worried about Biden’s energy plan, hope to ‘get his staff on board’ – CNBC

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Written by: Sam Meredith

LONDON — The prospect of a Joe Biden presidency and the most progressive climate strategy the U.S. has ever attempted is not something that should concern the energy industry, oil and gas executives have told CNBC.

Instead, they hope President-elect …

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IEA: Renewables on Track to Become Largest Source of Global Electricity in Five Years – EcoWatch

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Written by: Andrea Germanos

The International Energy Agency on Tuesday laid out how clean energy is booming in the face of the coronavirus crisis, revealing that auctioned renewable capacity from January to October was a record-breaking 15% higher than the …

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Massachusetts DPU Greenlights 804 MW Mayflower Wind – offshoreWIND.biz

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Written by: Adrijana Buljan

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has issued an Order approving long-term contracts of the 804 MW Mayflower Wind offshore wind farm with the Commonwealth’s Electric Distribution Companies.

The project is expected to provide approximately …

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The Social Impact Film And Art Festival Sources Creations Making A Change – Forbes

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Written by: Karl Moore

There are countless art festivals with a powerful mission at their core, but the Social Impact Film and Art Festival (SIFA Festival), co-founded by Thi Be Nguyen and Sean St. John is unique in its desire …

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Meet Julia Paige: The Leader Behind Uber’s Global Social Impact Response To Covid-19 – Forbes

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Written by: Paulenna Reid

In February 2020, Julia Paige stepped into a new role as the Global Director of Social Impact at Uber. She did not imagine then that she would be leading the company’s response to a global pandemic. …

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Purposeful Pivots: Meaningful Corporate Social Impact Strategies Created During The Pandemic – CSRWIRE

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Written by: ENGAGE FOR GOOD

October 28, 2020 /CSRwire/ – There’s no shortage of pivots created by the Covid-19 pandemic, but one special category – purposeful pivots – stands above the rest.

A new white paper from Engage for Good and Salesforce.org tells the …

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Clarity AI gets $15 million to help VCs measure the social impact of their portfolios – techeu

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Written by: Annie Musgrove

Clarity AI, a startup founded by Spanish entrepreneur Rebeca Minguela has raised $15 million in funding to develop tech that analyses the social impact of companies and investments. The round was led by Deutsche Börse and …

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Transforming Commerce: Leveraging Social Impact As A Powerful Sales Tool – Forbes

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Written by: Business Reporter

Sustainability is increasingly at the heart of business. There is a wide acceptance that commercial organisations must have purpose beyond simple profit; that there is also a need to strengthen society and protect the planet.

Many …

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Why Renewable Energy Stocks Plunged After the Election – The Motley Fool

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Written by: Travis Hoium

Renewable energy stocks have had a strong run-up in advance of the election and are sharply reversing course now that we are getting results. First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) was down as much as 10.9%, JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS) dropped …

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Earth Rising: The Global B Corp Community Responds to the Climate Emergency – Medium

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Written by: B Lab

On December 11, 2019, on the floor of the United Nations Climate Change Conference known as COP25 in Madrid, Spain, Commander Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency connected by video from the International Space Station …

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